Agile Certification & Training

Agile Career Development: Finding the Right Track for You


Watermark Learning provides the Agile training and related resources to ensure you and your organization receive the full benefits of Agile certification and credentials including:

  • Demonstration of a professional level of Agile principles and practices
  • Recognition of professional competence by professional peers and management
  • Increased confidence by employers when hiring a certified Agile practitioner

There are two types of certifications available to Agile practitioners:

  • Industry Credentials from PMI and Scrum Alliance, which are primarily knowledge-based.
  • Skills-Based Certificates, which are a blend of skills training and theory.

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Which certification is right for you?

CSM® / CSPO®
Awarded By: Scrum Alliance
Experience Needed: No previous experience is required.
Steps to Credential: 2-day CSM or CSPO course taught by a Certified Scrum trainer, and an exam.
Best For: Anyone interested in fulfilling a ScrumMaster, Scrum Product Owner, or Scrum team member role.
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IIBA®-AAC
Awarded By: International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA®)
Experience Needed: No previous experience is required. However, IIBA recommends 2-5 years of Agile-related experience for BA and Agile practitioners.
Steps to Credential: Application process and a 2-hour, 85-question scenario-based multiple-choice exam
Best For: Business analysts who want to demonstrate that they have the skills and expertise needed to be an effective business analyst working in an Agile project team.
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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®
Awarded By: Project Management Institute (PMI®)

PMI-ACP Application Worksheet

Experience Needed:

2,000 hours working on project teams (Current PMP® or PgMP® holders will not need to submit hours for this requirement)

AND

1,500 hours working on project teams using agile methodologies. Hours must be earned within the last 3 years.

For more details, visit the PMI website.

Steps to Credential: 21 hours of Agile training, application process, and an exam.
Best For: Project managers or others looking to increase their versatility as project professionals.
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Agile Practitioner Certificate
Awarded By: Watermark Learning/Auburn University
Experience Needed: No previous experience is required.
Steps to Credential: Completion of 2 required courses and 1 elective.
Best For: Anyone, with any level of experience, interested in making Agile a part of their career or seeking to broaden their knowledge or experience in Agile
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